McDonogh surges past Cardinal Gibbons, 63-43

Down nine at the half, Eagles have won 6 of 7


January 31, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

After hitting just four field goals in the first half, host McDonogh hit 20 of 25 in the second half to defeat fourth-ranked Cardinal Gibbons, 63-43, in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference game.

McDonogh (11-9 overall, 5-4 league) avenged a lopsided loss to the Crusaders from earlier this month and won for the sixth time in seven games after struggling to start the season, a slide that saw them drop from the rankings.

Freshman guard Malcolm Delaney led McDonogh with 18 points, including 12 in the second half when the Eagles rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit. The Crusaders (20-4, 7-4) led 22-13 at the break, but could not keep up with the Eagles' blistering shooting in the second half.

"It was just one of those situations where we got really hot and shot the ball extremely well," McDonogh coach Matt MacMullan said. "Both teams were playing hard. We were just making everything in the second half and they just went ice cold. It's taken this team a little while to come together. We're playing harder and more together."

Delaney added five assists for the Eagles, who play host to top-ranked Mount St. Joseph tomorrow. Senior forward Justin Drummond added 15 for McDonogh. Cardinal Gibbons, which blew out McDonogh, 71-46 Jan. 5, got 17 points from senior Ken Hasbrouck.

No. 7 Walbrook 68, City 37: Junior guards Ed Tyson and Delmar Coleman paced the visiting Warriors (11-3). Tyson led Walbrook with 20 points. Coleman added 17.

No. 13 Towson Catholic 49, St. Maria Goretti 40: The host Owls (16-8) got 11 points from senior guard Jamal Smith and held the Gaels to four points in the third quarter.


No. 6 Milford Mill 67, Patapsco 32: Four players scored in double figures for the host Millers (13-2), led by junior guard Chelsea Jeter's 17 points.

No. 7 Long Reach 68, Wilde Lake 32: The Lightning (15-0) outscored the visiting Wildecats 22-0 in the first quarter. Long Reach senior guard Timisha Gomez led the Lightning (15-0) with 15 points. Lytia Blackmon added 13 points. Freshman Tiffany Der scored nine points for the Wildecats (6-8).

No. 11 Seton Keough 54, No. 14 St. Mary's 37: Freshman center Haleina Snowden had 15 points and 12 rebounds and senior guard Heather Galvin scored a season-high 14 points, as the host Gators (12-6) rolled.

St. Mary's dropped to 12-7.

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